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Kunena 5.1.14 Released - Security release (13 Aug 2019)

The Kunena team is proud to announce the arrival of Kunena 5.1.14 [K5.1.14] which is now available for download as a native Joomla extension for Joomla 3.9.x. This version addresses most of the issues that were discovered in K 5.1 and issues discovered during the development stages of K 5.1.14. This update fixed 1 security issue.

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7 years 7 months ago #1 by Oscar2
Hi all,

Short question; is it possible to make users specifically choose a forum category to place their question?

The reason is that when making a new topic, the first category is automatically selected. Consequently, 50% of all the new topics are posted in this category because people forget to select another category.

Thanks!

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7 years 7 months ago #2 by Matias
That's something we have thought for Kunena 2.0, but it hasn't been implemented yet.

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7 years 7 months ago #3 by garywm
Hi all,

I have set up a Joomla site that includes Kunena.

I have a couple of people working with me as beta testers, making sure everything runs smoothly.

Two people tried to post threads in different forums, the posts all ended up in one forum as they didnt choose the correct forum from the dropdown list.

This is a BIG problem. On the old versions, you choose the forum you want to post in, click now topic, post, job done.

How do I get this back? I have searched the forum for AGES but to no avail.

If this isnt sorted I will have a LOT of people posting and I will be spending all day moving topics to the correct forums.

Many Thanks

Gary

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7 years 7 months ago #4 by garywm
I have the same problem, this is how Kunena USED to be, the new option isnt good at all...

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7 years 7 months ago - 7 years 7 months ago #5 by sozzled

garywm wrote: I have the same problem, this is how Kunena USED to be, the new option isnt good at all...

In what version of Kunena did this used to be the case? I can't remember.

With K 1.6/1.7 there are two ways to obtain a new topic. From the New Topic menu item (in which case, the category defaults to the first available one listed on the category pull-down, if you don't change it), In the second way, when you're browsing a category, the New Topic button uses the category that you're currently browsing as the default.

In either case, users can still choose which category they would like to add their topic. As far as I know, that's how Kunena has always worked (but I could be mistaken).
Last edit: 7 years 7 months ago by sozzled.

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7 years 7 months ago #6 by sozzled
I've merged the two topics posted by garywm with this one. I think they're both answered here.

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7 years 7 months ago #7 by Baze
Good solution would be the first option to be empty, that way when the users click post new topic the system will require from them to select category. Just my 2 cents.

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7 years 7 months ago #8 by sozzled
Yes, that would be a good solution and it would also be my favourite choice, too.

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7 years 7 months ago #9 by Oscar2

Baze wrote: Good solution would be the first option to be empty, that way when the users click post new topic the system will require from them to select category. Just my 2 cents.


Can I do this already, perhaps by changing some code?

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7 years 7 months ago #10 by garywm
Guys,

I may be missing something, but im SURE this is how Kunena has always worked and its how other forums all work?

You go into a Forum, click New Topic' and create a new topic in the foum that you was viewing.

That obviously how it should be.

I REALLY dont understand why there needs to be workaround etc. Surely this is how it SHOULD work? Why would someone navigate through the forums to find the right area, to then click new topic and then have to scroll through a dropdown list to find that forum that they had already looked for?

Gary

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